Thursday, 1 December 2011

KM - Influences (The Machinist)

A big influence on our music video is the film The Machinist (Brad Anderson, 2004), the film itself is heavily influenced by Nine Inch Nails, as the protagonist's name (Trevor Reznik) is derived from NIN vocalist Trent Reznor, and press articles describing the ordeal of Reznik in the film as a "downward spiral" relating to a previous NIN single. Although it is a different format, the idea of the film closely relates to what we are hoping to create for the narrative of our music video, as in the film, Reznik becomes extremely paranoid, (due to lack of sleep) and starts to lose his mind, just like our protagonist slowly losing his mind to technology as he becomes brainwashed and tries to fight back. The dark colour tints used throughout the film are something that we are also going to use in our music video, as well as actual black and white footage. The film mainly focuses on just Reznik, with only a couple of other characters having major roles, and in our video we are also just focusing on our protagonist's struggle against the media and technology in general.

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